City of Midland Demolition Standards and Policy
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The following is a summary of the demolition standards that must be followed by the contractor performing the demolition work.
a. Water Services into structure shall be capped and staked at the lot line or at a location designated by the inspector.
b. Contractor must notify the Engineering Department for sewer inspection.
c. The sewer lateral, and the storm lateral if one exists, shall be exposed and properly capped prior to commencing demo
activities at the lot line. If the property has on-site septic, it will be filled and/or crushed. Backfilling is to be done only after
inspected and approved.
d. Permit Holder assumes the responsibility to guard against casual entry to the demolition site by unauthorized personnel at all
e. Dangerous conditions- unstable structures, open holes, et al- must be fenced completely around the perimeter, with sufficient
clear distance, during times where the site is not occupied by authorized personnel.
f. Conformity to MIOSHA standards must be maintained at all times throughout the demolition process.
g. All structures and their foundations slated for demolition shall be completely razed and removed from the site.
h. All masonry, such a private sidewalks, driveways, driveway aprons or retaining walls, shall be removed.
i. Any damage to public sidewalks or any part of the street right-of-way shall be repaired or replaced to meet City of Midland
j. All excavated areas shall be filled and compacted to grade only with clean fill composed of sand, gravel or dirt. Final grade shall
be are least 4” of clean, sandy loam, dirt or top soil. This must be seeded or finished to match surrounding areas.
k. Midland is a closed county for non-hazardous, solid waste disposal as regulated by the EGLE under part 115 of P.A 451. All
construction and demolition waste shall be transported to the City of Midland Landfill.
l. It is both the Owners and Contractors responsibility to fulfill the Asbestos NESHAP inspection requirements when applicable.
m. EGLE ASBESTOS SURVEY DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION. Yes ____ No ____
n. DOCUMENTATION CERTIFYING DISCONNECTION OF ALL UTILITIES FROM THE UTILITY COMPANY AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
City of Midland will conduct a progress and final inspection to ensure the work is being done to code and permit standards.
Sewer and Storm Laterals / Septic
The sewer lateral, and storm lateral if one exists, shall be exposed and properly capped at the lot line. If the property has on-
site septic, it shall be filled and/or crushed.
The water line or well shall be plugged and/or capped.
Basement Floor and Foundation
All structures and their foundations slated for demolition shall be completely razed or removed from the site.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All demolition debris and waste shall be taken to the City of Midland Landfill.
Final (post-demolition) Inspection
The final inspection shall be done at the request of the demolition contractor. The inspector will look for and require:
1. All structures slated for demolition on the site have been removed, including all masonry and concrete
2. The Lot is properly filled, compacted and graded.
3. Final fill is at least 4 inches of sandy loam, dirt or topsoil.
4. Public sidewalks, right of ways and approaches damaged through the demotion process shall be restored meeting City of
Midland Engineering Department Standards.
5. Demolition Waste Disposal tickets from the City of Midland Landfill.